Freshman Academic Scholarships

University admission deadline for freshman scholarship consideration, an Academic Excellence Scholarship, is December 1.

 

WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I HAVE BEEN AWARDED AN ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP? 

  • Students will receive the first round of scholarship and financial aid award notifications by January of their senior year.
  • For students taking the December standardized test during their senior year, official scores must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by February 1 for scholarship consideration.  Notifications regarding an updated scholarship offer will be mailed in February.

 

HOW FRESHMAN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS CAN DISCOUNT YOUR TUITION

Note: Chart uses 2018-19 Scholarship Amounts and Costs.  Tuition rates are subject to change without notice by the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. 

 

Academic Credentials

Annual Academic Excellence Scholarship Discount

Annual Tuition Due from Mississippi Student (Resident Tuition Rate Minus Academic Excellence Scholarship)

Annual Tuition Due from Nonresident Student (Nonresident Tuition Rate Minus Academic Excellence Scholarship)

30-36 ACT + Core GPA of 3.0 or higher

Full value of tuition

$0 ($0 per fall/spring semester)

$0 ($0 per fall/spring semester)

28-29 ACT + Core GPA of 3.0 or higher

$5,000

$3,624 ($1,812 per fall/spring semester)

$5,624 ($2,812) per fall/spring semester)

26-27 ACT + Core GPA of 3.0 or higher

$4,500

$4,124 ($2,062 per fall/spring semester)

$6,124 ($3,062 per fall/spring semester)

24-25 ACT + Core GPA of 3.0 or higher

$4,000

$4,624 ($2,312 per fall/spring semester)

$6,624 ($3,312 per fall/spring semester)

21-23 ACT + Core GPA of 3.0 or higher

$2,000

$6,624 ($3,312 per fall/spring semester)

$8,624 ($4,312  per fall/spring semester)

20 ACT and under, regardless of GPA

Not eligible

$8,624 ($4,312 per fall/spring semester)

$10,624 ($5,312 per fall/spring semester)

Core GPA under 3.0, regardless of test score

Not eligible

$8,624 ($4,312 per fall/spring semester)

$10,624 ($5,312 per fall/spring semester)